Lynched woman had been looking for food

Bhopal/Singrauli: The woman, who was lynched in village Bhosh in Singrauli district on Sunday, was hungry and was searching for food in village when she was attacked by a mob, police said. The police have arrested 14 villagers, who allegedly killed the woman on suspicion of being a child-lifter.

According to the police, a few days ago she was seen roaming in some villages under Bargawa police station area. Since, she didn’t have any permanent residence, she used to beg for food from villagers. “A total of 14 villagers have been made accused in the case and we have arrested all of them,” said superintendent of police (SP), Singrauli, Riyaz Iqbal.

Centre sets up two panels to suggest laws

New Delhi: Two high-level committees have been constituted by the central government to suggest ways and legal framework to effectively deal with incidents of mob violence and lynching, the home ministry said on Monday. One of the committees is being headed by Union home minister Rajnath Singh and the other by Union home secretary Rajiv Gauba.

Identity yet to be established

The police are yet to establish the identity of the woman. An officer said that the woman had told villagers that she belonged to Kanpur and was going to Nagpur.